Corruption: 26 teachers of nursery and primary schools punished
teachers of nursery and primary schools punished.
According to the 2022 report of the National anti-corruption commission, several disciplinary measures have been taken by the ministry of Basic education against the teaching staff teachers of nursery and primary schools.
In its Status report for 2022, the National anti-corruption commission (Conac) reveals that 26 teaching staff of the ministry of Basic education have been punished for acts of corruption, between january 6th to november 17th 2022.
According to the report, general education teachers, head teachers, pedagogic animators, nursery and primary school teacher are amongst those who have been disciplined. A general education teacher at the regional delegation of Basic education for the Littoral region for example, was found guilty of attempted embezzlement and sexual harassment of under-age pupils teachers of nursery and primary schools. He received a four months’ salary suspension and was banned from the school premise during this period.
24 of the teachers were suspended from their duties indefinitely. Amidst them, is a headteacher who was found guilty of being unruly involved in the managing of his school’s Parents teachers association (PTA) fees. Others were charged with professional misconduct and corrupt practices, serious misconduct in the performance of their duties, diversion of Form 1 entrance exam fees, First school leaving certificate (FSLC) exam fraud during the 2022 session. A nursery and primary school teacher of Government school Babadjou was also, according to the Conac report, slammed a disciplinary transfer after she was convicted of serious misconduct in the performance of her duties.
In the year 2022, Conac received and treated 7 061 reports as compared to 6 705 in 2021. These included 2 603 calls on the toll-free number (1517). They also received 3 472 written complaints, 565 e-mails and 401 Whatsapp messages teachers of nursery and primary schools.
The 2022 Anti-corruption status report is the 12th publication of its kind by Conac teachers of nursery and primary schools. The commission has been at the forefront of the fight against corruption in Cameroon since its creation by a presidential decree on the 11th of March 2006.
Rex AFON, Intern